Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Iran to end flash floods rescue operations nationwide, 8 still missing

Iran is about to wrap up search and rescue operations across the nation after flash floods and landslides hit two dozen provinces in the country two weeks ago, leaving 90 people dead while 8 others still remain missing, according to an official.

Top EU official: Progress made in nuclear talks

A senior EU official has stated progress was made during the recent talks between Iran and the other parties to the nuclear deal in Austria’s Vienna, aimed at salvaging the 2015 agreement.

Official: 6 out of 9 cities in Tehran Province on red Covid alert

An Iranian health official says that six out of the nine cities in Tehran Province are on red alert due to a high rate of infections with coronavirus there, but that the number of fatalities remain “very low” during the seventh wave despite the highly speedy spread of Covid-19.

Pres. Raisi: Resistance victory, Quds liberation certain

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says there is no doubt in the victory of the Palestinian resistance movements and the liberation of the holy al-Quds in the occupied Palestinian territories, which was the dream of top Iranian anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleiman assassinated by the US.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 163

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Iranian oil minister says return of Iran’s crude can stabilize markets

Iran’s oil minister says the country, which sits on the largest oil and gas reserves of the world, is ready to increase its crude output to pre-sanctions levels in as short a time as possible.

Iran releases first footage of nabbed Israel-linked Daesh terrorists

Iranian media have published images of 10 Daesh terrorists arrested for plotting to bomb ceremonies marking Muharram in Iran.

Iran daily Covid deaths rising, 81 killed in 24 hours

Covid’s daily death toll in Iran hit a new high in weeks. The Iranian health ministry figures on Thursday showed that 81 Iranians died of the virus in the past 24 hours.

Iranian nuclear chief says IAEA cameras will be switched on if deal reached

Iran’s nuclear chief says the country will switch on the IAEA’s surveillance cameras it turned off at some of its nuclear facilities, if Tehran and the other parties to the Vienna talks reach a deal and all baseless accusations against the Islamic Republic are withdrawn.

Iran, EU top negotiators meet in Vienna for sanctions removal talks

Iran’s top negotiator Ali Bagheri in the Vienna talks has held a bilateral meeting with EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora at Hotel Palais Coburg in the Austria capital, Vienna.

Iraq urged to expedite Gen. Soleimani’s assassination case

A senior Iranian Judiciary official has called on Iraq to speed up the process of dealing with the assassination case of top Iranian anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

Iran exports BCG, hepatitis B vaccines to Venezuela

Iran has exported a shipment of domestically-produced hepatitis B and BCG vaccines, primarily used against tuberculosis, to Venezuela for the first time after the 1979 victory of the Islamic Revolution, the head of the Tehran-based Pasteur Institute of Iran says.

Iranian delegation in Vienna for new round of nuclear talks

Iran’s nuclear negotiating team, headed by Ali Bagheri Kani, has arrived in the Austrian capital, Vienna, for a new round of talks with the remaining parties to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, aimed at reviving the internationally-recognized agreement and to lift sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

‘WSJ claim of Iran dropping IRGC delisting demand from US lacks credibility’

A source in Iran’s negotiating team rejects a claim by the Wall Street Journal that Tehran is no longer sticking with the demand for the US to delist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as part of the negotiations on a potential restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal.

China starts massive military drills around Taiwan after Pelosi visit

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has launched large-scale military drills with live fire exercise in six areas around Taiwan, China’s Central Television reported on Thursday. A recent visit by Nancy Pelosi, the US House of Representatives Speaker, to Taiwan, has prompted a harsh response from Chinese officials.

Iran intelligence forces arrest 10 Israel-tied Daesh elements, foil terror attacks

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says its forces have arrested 10 members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group linked to the Israeli regime, who were planning to carry out terror attacks against the mourning rituals marking the anniversary of the third Shia Imam’s martyrdom across the country.

Iran’s Khayyam satellite ready for launch

Iran’s Khayyam satellite will be sent into orbit next week from the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan by Russian Soyuz satellite carrier, a giant leap in the Islamic Republic’s space industry applications.

Azerbaijan conducts military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh

The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Republic carried out a special military operation in response to the firing from the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which resulted in the capture of a number of heights there, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has announced.

Muqtada al-Sadr demands dissolution of Iraqi parliament, early elections

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has urged his supporters to continue their sit-in inside the parliament in Baghdad until his demands, including the dissolution of parliament and the holding of early elections, are met.

Iran to resume full implementation of nuclear-related measures if US makes right decision

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has stated that If Washington makes the correct decision, Tehran will cease its remedial actions vis-à-vis the nuclear deal. He made the remarks at the Tenth NPT Review Conference in New York on Wednesday.

Iranian daily scolds foreign ministry for taking sides in China-US spat

An Iranian daily has scolded Iran’s Foreign Ministry for moving “with incredible speed” to take sides in a dispute between China and the United States over a controversial visit to Taiwan by an American official.

Oil minister says Iran to continue constructive interactions with OPEC

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji has stated Tehran, as a founding member of OPEC, will provide support and continue with its constructive cooperation with the organization, its secretariat and the cartel’s new secretary general as it did before.

MP: US, Europe showing flexibility in new proposals for Iran deal revival

An Iranian lawmaker says both the Europeans and the Americans are expectantly looking forward to reaching a deal with Tehran on restoration of the 2015 nuclear agreement, and that they have shown “some good flexibility” in their recent proposals, which the Iranian side is working on.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 162

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Covid takes 75 more lives in Iran in 24 hours

Iran’s health ministry has confirmed 75 Coronaviurs deaths over the past 24 hours, raising the total fatalities from the pandemic in the country, so far, to 142,209 people.

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